Phocion


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Pho•ci•on

(ˈfoʊ ʃi ən, -ˌɒn)

n.
402?–317 B.C., Athenian statesman and general.
References in classic literature ?
As we turned and moved again through the temple, I wished that the illustrious men who had sat in it in the remote ages could visit it again and reveal themselves to our curious eyes--Plato, Aristotle, Demosthenes, Socrates, Phocion, Pythagoras, Euclid, Pindar, Xenophon, Herodotus, Praxiteles and Phidias, Zeuxis the painter.
Hamilton, "Second Letter, from Phocion to the Considerate Citizens of New-York on the Politics of the Times, in Consequence of the Peace," April 1784, https://founders.
In a frenetic apogee of montage, the image of a faltering deer is furiously intercut with Nicolas Poussin's 1648 painting Burial of Phocion, the only painting in the Glass House.
Landscape with the gathering of the Ashes of Phocion - Nicolas Poussin is a really important artist.
He discusses the origins of the negative image, ideology, oligarchy, democracy, whether the general Phocion was good or bad, whether Stratocles of Diomeia was an audacious buffoon or shamelessly bold, and whether Callippus of Eleusis was a tin-pot general or a The Generalissimo.
ALEXANDER HAMILTON, A LETTER FROM PHOCION TO THE CONSIDERATE CITIZENS OF NEW YORK, reprinted in 3 THE PAPERS OF ALEXANDER HAMILTON 485 (Harold C.
ALEXANDER HAMILTON, A Second Letter from Phocion (1784),
95) To bolster this claim, Goldman invokes lengthy passages from an essay by Phocion Franceskakis--one of the most eminent figures in postwar, French private international law--on natural law and private international law.
In recounting the fateful day in October 1434 when Rinaldo degli Albizzi and his followers were dissuaded by Giovanni Vitelleschi, the representative of Eugenius IV, from using force to seize the Signoria, Filelfo brings in a classical parallel derived from Plutarch's Life of Phocion in which the counsel of an impetuous Greek leader, Leosthenes, is compared to trees that bore no fruit: so also Eugenius's counsel may have seemed correct at the time--a strategy for avoiding upheaval or revolution in Florence--but it proved harmful to the aristocrats and hence brought no advantage.
In the Letter from Phocion, Hamilton is attacking state legislation that disfranchised and banished loyalists.
Harvest (1995-97) redoes a detail from the background of Nicolas Poussin's Summer, or, Ruth and Boaz (1660-64), brightening the tonality; and After Poussin (1995) reworks Landscape with the Body of Phocion Carried out of Athens (1648) into a very dark image indeed.